Mission Statement & Rules

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The SFF.N Team

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Mission Statement
SFF.Network (SFF.N) is an online community geared towards small form factor enthusiasts: system builders who prize space efficiency and thoughtful design in what they create, use, and enjoy. For users, our aim is to be a resource for sharing builds, experiences, and knowledge; for creators, our goal is to provide a hospitable platform from which SFF-related projects and products can flourish.

Rules
In addition to the Terms of Use, here are the rules for members of SFF.N:
  • In general, use common sense and show courtesy to your fellow community members
  • Do post in English
  • Don't post links that are shortened or contain referral codes
  • Efforts to buy, sell or trade things may only be posted in the appropriate Exchange subforum, not in other forums or within signatures
  • Personal attacks are never tolerated
  • As part of our moderation efforts, some content may be evaluated by us before it is made visible to the public
Vendor Rules
Unlike many other forums, vendors are encouraged to interact with the community and are free to discuss their SFF-related products on SFF.N. This includes posting links to their own products, where appropriate.

Please keep in mind that this is for the purpose of allowing the community to provide feedback and ask questions. Vendors who don't engage with the community, or post where it's not relevant, will see their posts deleted or accounts banned at the discretion of SFF.N staff. Basically, don't abuse the community!

It is important that vendors contact SFF.N such that they can be given a banner confirming their status as a representative of a particular brand. Please contact an admin (such as @PlayfulPhoenix or @confusis) to request a user banner displaying your company affiliation, which we use to ensure transparency and verify identities for users.

Affiliate Links & Advertising
SFF.N automatically overwrites certain e-commerce links (such as Amazon and Newegg) across the forum to use a referral code. We do this to help enforce our ban on referral links, as well as to financially support the forum. SFF.N also displays ads to all unregistered guests, though anyone who is logged into a (free) SFF.N account is not served ads. Finally, we occasionally work with vendors on sponsored or similar content; this is typically in support of news coverage (such as Computex) and is always prominently labeled as such.

Subscriptions
Building and running a website and community is time consuming and costly! If you enjoy SFF.N and want to support our work and reporting – in exchange for some perks and benefits – consider some of the supporter subscriptions made available to the community.

User Banner Guide
User banners are intended to identify certain kinds of users, and to certify that particularly important community members are who they say they are. To this end, SFF.N staff members have either an Editorial Staff or Moderator banner under their avatar, to indicate their role; these are red and blue. Users who are new to SFF.N have green New User banners; be sure to welcome them to the community! Finally, users who have projects, businesses or similar roles may have verification banners; these are grey banners with checkmarks issued by SFF.N that are meant to reflect that a user has been confirmed to be who they claim by SFF.N staff. If you are interested in receiving a banner, please reach out to an admin to request one.
 
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